As anticipated with the local debut of the Chevrolet Onix RS earlier this year, General Motors just expanded the second-generation Onix’s lineup in Argentina, which is South America’s second-largest market. The automaker announced the addition of two new variants as well as more standard equipment for the 2021 Chevry Onix in the Argentine market.
The new Chevrolet Onix has become the B-segment benchmark in Argentina and the entire region, thanks to its design, technological innovations, safety and performance, all at a competitive price. In fact, the vehicle was the best-selling car in the Argentine market in 2020, with 16,569 units delivered. To maintain momentum and even gain consumer interest, the 2021 Chevy Onix gets a new LTZ trim level in addition to the aforementioned RS.
“These versions are added to the new-generation 2021 Onix with the aim of pursuing the expansion of the model’s portfolio, which continues to be the benchmark in the segment,” said Executive Marketing Director at GM South America, Hermann Mahnke, in a statement. “Both versions allow us to reach more customers looking for a car with a modern powertrain and greater comfort, or those who want a touch of sportiness in the car they drive,” he added.
With these new trims, the 2021 Chevrolet Onix range in the Argentine market grows from three to five variants, including LS, LT, LTZ, RS (hatchback only) and Premier. The Onix LTZ and RS are equipped with the turbocharged 1.0L inline-three engine, which develops 116 horsepower and 122 pound-feet of torque, mated to a five-speed manual transmission on the RS and a six-speed automatic on the LTZ.
In addition to the two new variants, the 2021 Chevrolet Onix further strengthens its technological leadership by adopting the company’s latest infotainment system, which now features wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. With wireless phone charging already available, the Onix becomes the first car in its class to offer the “wireless car” concept.
The updated 2021 Chevrolet Onix range is now available throughout the Bow Tie brand’s dealership network in Argentina, where the model still struggles to regain first place in sales, despite import restrictions caused by the authorities. The Onix arrives in Argentina imported from GM’s Gravataí plant in Brazil, and supply has been limited for the past few months.
The starting prices for the two new versions of the 2021 Onix in the Argentine market are as follows:
- 2021 Onix LTZ: 1,875,900 ARS (about $20,230 USD at the current exchange rate)
- 2021 Onix RS: 1,959,600 ARS ($21,130 USD)